Professional coaching for young leadersPosted: 29th July 2021
Young leaders have kickstarted their year in office with a professional coaching session.
A group of 16 Year 10 students at Forest Hall School, have been appointed as members of the Student Leadership Team.
Head students Gino Atkins-Linnell and Grace Fayers are joined by three deputies, ambassadors to focus on charity, inclusion and SEND, plus senior prefects and prefects.
They started their time in office with a leadership and teambuilding day with Elrika Erasmus, practitioner counselling psychologist and leadership coach from Coachmind Consulting.
Sarah Power, enrichment lead, said: “The training day goes through questions, such as ‘who am I’, ‘what do I want to achieve’, ‘who inspires me’, ‘what type of leader do I want to be’ and ‘how do I become an effective leader’.
“This group of students do not necessarily know each other well, so it is a great opportunity for them to get to know each other better before they work together as a team in the year ahead.
“They get so much out of the session, including activities they would not normally experience in class.
“These students were appointed as they showed great potential to be fantastic leaders and role models for their younger peers. Lots of them have previous experience of taking on leadership roles, of being part of our enrichment clubs and achieving things outside of school. They demonstrated they are capable of taking on the commitment and being successful.
“This is the first year we have appointed ambassadors. We created those roles for the three students as they shone in their specific areas.
“This experience will be brilliant for them all.”
Work has already begun with members of the Student Leadership Team running mindfulness colouring sessions.